The fountain in the German Cultural Garden was placed there in memory of Friedrich Froebel. The antique fountain, which was made from Untersberg marble, was origionally in the garden of the Archbishop of Salzburg. The symbols of life, activity, and happiness for children that decorated the fountain reflected Froebel's theories on child developement and education.
Mary Hirschfeld's "Story of Our Cultural Gardens- No. 3" Plain Dealer article from 25 October, 1942